Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week





How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves artichokes, and not only are they good to eat, they look wonderful in centerpieces, flower arrangements, vignettes and they are fun to paint!



watercolor artichoke




artichoke sketch




artichoke 2


I painted this using  the “wet into wet” technique



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Wet the area you want the paint to flow into


artichoke 4


Drop in colors, letting them naturally blend together


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The light source is from the right so the colors deepen towards the left or shadow side of the artichoke


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I also built colors and depth with layers of color


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Artichokes are full of different colors if you really study them


watercolor artichoke


Looks good enough to eat!


artichoke collage



You can find my recipe for Artichokes with Dreamy Lemon Sauce here




This painting is available in my Society 6 Shop here, and on 11 other items



Happy painting!

Be Fearless!


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9 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke”
  1. Jodi says:

    Love this watercolor artichoke!

  2. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful painting!

  3. Love the artichoke, Jenna! Take care!

  4. I love your tutorials and admie your skill with light. Light and getting it right is my hardest part, I think! I’ll have to give this one a try.

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Beautifully painted Jenna!

  6. Kitty says:

    Your artichoke done with watercolors is simply stunning, Jenna! When you eat an artichoke, you really see the colors, and intricacies of it, you realize the beauty of God’s work.
    Thinking of you, dear Jenna.

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    I have absolutely no talent for painting so I enjoy your step by step tutorial and following along. It’s amazing how it looks so authentic!

  8. Kari says:

    Jenna, I don’t know how you do it…so real looking. I am jealous.

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I always enjoy seeing your progress photos, Jenna! You painted this so beautifully! 💚
    Send hugs and hope you are doing OK! 😘💕

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